In New Haven, Emily Pollifax discovers a girl hiding in a cupboard. The girl is Kadi Hopkirk, an artist who is being followed by some mysterious types ever since she met a young man who is heir to an African throne. The two take off for New York but are pursued. A tale of international intrigue by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief Topics: Pollifax, Emily (Fictitious character), Intelligence service, Women spies, Spy stories, American
In 1890s London, Superintendent Pitt of Bow Street police station investigates the death of a woman working as a researcher in a vicarage. An autopsy shows she was pregnant. There are three suspects, one of them the vicar, a married man Topics: Pitt, Charlotte (Fictitious character), Pitt, Thomas (Fictitious character), Women detectives,...
Inspector Porfiry Rostnikov of the Moscow police goes to Cuba to investigate a Russian engineer, accused of killing a Cuban woman. The probe requires some tricky footwork to avoid being sucked into local intrigues. By the author of Death of a Russian Priest Topics: Rostnikov, Porfiry Petrovich (Fictitious character), Police, Russians, Mystery fiction
In Jazz Funeral, Julie Smith once again takes us behind the scenes in New Orleans, with a multi-faceted story of murder, music, and family sorrow. This time, homicide detective Skip Langdon finds herself trying to solve the stabbing death of the universally beloved producer of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. To confuse the case further, the victim's sixteen-year-old sister has disappeared, and Skip suspects that if the young woman isn't herself the murderer Topics: Langdon, Skip (Fictitious character), Police, Policewomen